Posted by: Lyle | August 6, 2016

All The Guys

all the guysAs   you can see we’ve been having fun with Halloween rattles. Our friend, Sonja Sandell designed them and when we saw them on her site we had to have the directions! Its kind of messy work but not too difficult and provided many laughs! If you would like to get the directions please visit her at Sonjasandell.com

Posted by: Lyle | July 1, 2016

Krazy Katz

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What to do when you are bored with election crazies  and need something new to do? Dig  out an old canvas and look at it upside down and sideways! Somewhere on there I saw eyes and the eyes magically turned into Katz!  And more Katz.! Try  it with one of your old canvases and let me know when you post it so that I can enjoy your Krazy ideas!

Posted by: Lyle | June 20, 2016

The Great Blue Heron

IMG_3988 (800x661) (800x661) (800x661)I am celebrating  a birthday later this week. Too many years to count!  A very large package arrived  at the beginning of this month which Toni insisted I open right away  even tho it wasn’t the birthday yet! What a packing job! this blue girl is almost 5 ft. tall and has a metal stand. You can imagine the hassle trying to pack it to ship  from  Longmont, Colorado, the home of Stephanie Hilvitz, the amazing artist who created Ms. Blue!  I live in Florida the land of these birds! What a wonderful birthday gift from two  of my favorite girls! When you read  the labels on the body  you can get a clue as to what this beauty has eaten! All healthy  food and drink!  Ms. Blue is in a prime location as you go in and out of my studio so that all can visit with her. Thank you , Toni and Stephanie!  .P.S. rodrigivitz style  is steph’s blog. do look there to see her current  work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Lyle | June 18, 2016

The Queen

IMG_4094 (800x792)Greetings from England! My son in law was on a Disney cruise with his grandchildren and this old girl was the one thing he brought home ! doesn’t she look like pictures of the Queen!

Posted by: Lyle | June 3, 2016

Where are they now?

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In 2014 a group of African school girls was kidnapped! There was much public outcry  at that time. Today you don’t hear much! They are still gone from their families and their homes! One  girl escaped and has given authorities as much info as she could, but no reports of action have come on the news broadcasts!I think of them often as I paint and wonder if anything is being done to find them!

Posted by: Lyle | March 29, 2016

Listen!

IMG_3770Crows have always  intrigued me! In the last  few days there have been several  perching on the electric wires behind our house .They  call back and forth as if talking!  I listened and tried to imagine what they were chatting about!  Couldn’t figure it out, but thought we all need to listen more  so that we can better understand our friends and our  foes! In these days of terror around the world  perhaps if we listen more we can figure out how to calm things down! tell me what you think!

 

p.s. please visit our revamped Etsy site on April the 5th! http://www.etsy.com/shop/alheave

 

 

Posted by: Lyle | March 1, 2016

Thinking of You

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Our  friend, Stephanie, has been feeling just terrible! When I came upon this picture in my file I thought this must be a picture of how she is feeling!  I hope when she sees this pic she will laugh and know that all of us are sending good, healthy thoughts her way!

Posted by: Lyle | January 19, 2016

Frida

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For some unknown reason I am drawn to Frida Kahlo! Her life was a sad story but her art work was wonderful. This year the New York Botanical Garden held an exhibit of her work. My friend Richard Kapral, a Maine artist, knowing I was interested sent me a catalog from the show. It is actually a  book of over one  hundred pages about her and showing many pictures of her work. that got me in the Frida mode again and above you see one of several mixed media paintings of her that I have done. For this one I first painted the background then applied a section of a Mexican newspaper showing the womens news! She looks right at home! If you don’t know Frida  check her out on your computer. you will find many interesting things! And maybe be inspired as I was!

Posted by: Lyle | January 1, 2016

Some Days

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Some days you just have to doodle!  I had a canvas sitting around , partially painted and very uninspiring!  One evening  I picked it up and saw some faces peeking out!   I had a great time finding all those faces and the canvas makes me smile whenever I look at it!  Try it!  Its fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Lyle | December 21, 2015

Christmas

snoman in red051 (Medium)Happy holidays from  Lyle and Toni! Even tho we aren’t in the land of snowmen any more we are still hoping Santa comes to visit you! Have fun, laugh lots, and be glad you have family and friends!

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